Year: 2019

The Squirrel Ate My Homework

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: The squirrels did it. Over the last week my neighbor has been lamenting the squirrels who have been digging up the peas she planted on her deck. Each day I get new messages of frustration, and I have to admit that I didn’t really give her much sympathy. It didn’t […]

Ah Nuts!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Yesterday I played hooky. It was a gorgeous NYC Spring day in Bryant Park. I enjoyed a leisurely lunch and some serious people watching. I sat between two couples, one on an awkward first date, and the other a married couple ordering carrot cake. Without nuts. I don’t even think […]

What Is A 9 Iron Anyway?

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I am not a golfer, but I did get a hole-in-one at mini-golf once. I used to think that watching golf was like watching paint dry. Until I had the opportunity to go to the US Open a few years ago. Then I was hooked. On watching. Yesterday, realizing Tiger […]

I’m Sold!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Truth in advertising? Luxury – Noun- The state of great comfort and extravagant living. Every apartment is apparently a luxury apartment. Even when the building clearly looks like it should have been torn down 30 years ago. To be fair, the building this sign is on doesn’t look dilapidated, but […]

My Other Car is Lyft

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “Hi there. I’m a Lamborghini salesman.” That was said to me by a man in Dallas 10 years ago while I tried to eat my dinner and read my book in peace. He was in town to deliver a Lamborghini to one of the Cowboys.  I wonder if that pick-up […]

The Year of the Pig

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: The pig tells me it’s time to reflect. According to my in-depth investigations (aka, The Google), the Year of the Pig marks the end of the 12 year rotation in the Chinese Zodiac. This is a year for us to relax and enjoy positive energy, release toxic relationships, and be […]

Be Kind to One Another

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Let kindness reign. This morning I came upon a older man on the ground, his dog licking his face and a woman calling the police. Moments earlier a man had attacked him for no reason, punched him in the face and shoved him violently to the ground. The woman had […]

Root Slayer and Other HR Challenges

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: It’s called the Root Slayer. And it means business! Gardening is a passion for me. Planting seeds, nurturing growth, watering, fertilizing. And sometimes erradicating weeds. Someone posed a question the other day. “How do you deal with a toxic employee?”  There are so many potential answers to that question, but […]